Anne was declared Princess Royal in 1727 and I am estimating this portrait dates from about that time.
Princess Anne wears a round dress held out by mechanical supports that would pass 110 years later with a vee neckline and pleated bodice. Wide waffle dresses did not dominate until a few more years had passed.
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Feb 16, 2012 1:18 AM
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